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by alex09
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado 101D Brake Assembly
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: Curado 101D Brake Assembly

Thanks Bantam!
by alex09
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado 101D Brake Assembly
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Curado 101D Brake Assembly

Hi, Not sure if this has been asked. The brake assembly of my Curado 101D was damaged and fell off the spool. Is there a way to replace it without replacing the entire spool? http://www.tackletour.com/images/picshimanocuradod22.jpg I have seen brake assembly upgrades in this forum but they were for ...
by alex09
Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Favorite Discontinued Reel?
Replies: 87
Views: 10777

Re: Favorite Discontinued Reel?

Saltwater
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by alex09
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Customizing an Edge First Strike Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 2078

Re: Customizing an Edge First Strike Rods

The more weight you can reduce out in the tip section of the rod, the better the rod blank will recover from vibration and the more freely it can transmit that vibration down the blank to your hand. "Whippy"?? ... I don't know. That depends on your definition of whippy. "Sensitive" ... I'm a firm b...
by alex09
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Customizing an Edge First Strike Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 2078

Re: Customizing an Edge First Strike Rods

I forgot to ask Matt, will changing to a lighter guide, like TiSic, make a rod less whippy and more sensitive? thanks.
by alex09
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Customizing an Edge First Strike Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 2078

Re: Customizing an Edge First Strike Rods

Thanks Matt and Smallie
by alex09
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Customizing an Edge First Strike Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 2078

Re: Customizing an Edge First Strike Rods

Thanks Dave. You are right, the bend will remain the same.
I guess a livelier rod and perhaps a more sensitive rod after the upgrade is still worth the effort.
by alex09
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: Customizing an Edge First Strike Rods
Replies: 9
Views: 2078

Customizing an Edge First Strike Rods

Been reading about this Edge Rod and it got me really curious so i got a 714. After initial tests, it appears that it is not a FAST rod but rather a Regular action (as described by Japanese rod makers). I think the problem is caused by the guides. According to description " the GTS guides feature ma...
by alex09
Sun May 04, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Above average 2 piece casting rods?
Replies: 8
Views: 1467

Re: Above average 2 piece casting rods?

Expride 2pc casting. I have handled a couple. A friend bought them from Japan (before Expride was released in the US). Both 2pc. They are very light. From what I remember, they were also very sensitive. There is one MH in Tacklewarehouse. http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Shimano_Expride_Casting_Rods/d...
by alex09
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What reels do you have on your NRX Green 893C JWR?
Replies: 19
Views: 3094

Re: What reels do you have on your NRX Green 893C JWR?

I have an 893 blue. First time I used it was at night. No light. Could not get a bite BUT I could literally feel fish swimming around my bait. Finally I decided to just give it a yank. Snagged a fish in the side. Went down again, same thing, I could feel fish nosing around my bait. Set the hook and...
by alex09
Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What reels do you have on your NRX Green 893C JWR?
Replies: 19
Views: 3094

Re: What reels do you have on your NRX Green 893C JWR?

The reel is going to have little, if anything at all, to do with sensitivity..your line and the bottom composition will. I've used both a Core 50 and Steez on the rod w/ 14 and 16lb. Toray SuperHard Upgrade..never lacked for any sensitivity to me, which is likely an understatement. Are you not feel...
by alex09
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What reels do you have on your NRX Green 893C JWR?
Replies: 19
Views: 3094

Re: What reels do you have on your NRX Green 893C JWR?

The reel is going to have little, if anything at all, to do with sensitivity..your line and the bottom composition will. I've used both a Core 50 and Steez on the rod w/ 14 and 16lb. Toray SuperHard Upgrade..never lacked for any sensitivity to me, which is likely an understatement. Are you not feel...
by alex09
Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What reels do you have on your NRX Green 893C JWR?
Replies: 19
Views: 3094

Re: What reels do you have on your NRX Green 893C JWR?

Thanks Jeb, I will try using other lines. Come to think of it, when I first got the rod, I tested it out of the water :-) by using a t-rig on dry land, at about 20ft out, just to feel the tip when I crawl the worm+hook+tungsten weight. I also tested it on my 75 gallon aquarium (only the leader part ...
by alex09
Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: What reels do you have on your NRX Green 893C JWR?
Replies: 19
Views: 3094

What reels do you have on your NRX Green 893C JWR?

I tried a TDZ 103L I'ze Custom Color (with 20lb braid) and also a Daiwa Sol (with 30lb braid) on an NRX Green 893C JWR but I can't get the sensitivity out of this rod. I used the same reels and line on a K's Labo Lakeforce Stage 604MH and it feels more sensitive than the NRX. To be honest, I think m...